Romania's ruling Social Democrats (PSD) have elected a former minister convicted of electoral fraud as their new leader, to replace a previous chief now facing a corruption probe, vote returns showed today (12 October).
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta was indicted on Thursday (17 September) on charges of forgery, money-laundering and being an accessory to tax evasion, piling pressure on a premier also facing mounting criticism and elections.
Victor Ponta's leftist government easily survived a no-confidence motion in Romania's parliament as expected on Friday (12 June), securing the prime minister's political immunity in a corruption investigation.
The European Commission has submitted a proposal to find a fairer way to admit and distribute asylum seekers in the EU. But it’s up to the member states to decide, and many don’t accept the proposed distribution of migrants. The EURACTIV network reports.
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta was questioned Friday (5 June) by prosecutors at the National Anticorruption Directorate. They decided to place him under criminal investigation. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Romania's regional development minister was convicted today (15 May) of masterminding a campaign to use bribes and forged ballot papers to swing an impeachment vote against the former president Traian B?sescu in 2012.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Romanian economy to grow 2.7% this year and 2.9% in 2016, fuelled mainly by private consumption. But weak public infrastructure was hindering higher growth, it said late on Monday (9 February).
The first official visit abroad of Romanian president Klaus Iohannis will take place in the Republic of Moldova on 22- 23 January, the Romanian media announced today (5 January). EURACTIV Romania reports.
European affairs ministers decided yesterday (16 December) that a “dialogue” would take place once a year in the Council, to discuss “the safeguard of the rule of law in the framework of EU treaties”, a diplomatic way to designate breaches to the rule of law, such as those which recently took place in Hungary and Romania.
Romania's ruling coalition splintered Thursday (27 November), as an ethnic Hungarian party announced it would leave Prime Minister Victor Ponta's government, after Ponta suffered an embarrassing defeat in a presidential election earlier in November.
Romania's incoming president Klaus Iohannis said yesterday (18 November) his party might try to topple Prime Minister Victor Ponta's government next year, an early sign of the instability that might follow his surprise victory.
Romania's president-elect Klaus Iohannis urged parliament on Monday (17 November) to scrap a corruption amnesty bill, moving swiftly to make good on a campaign promise and allay EU fears over graft in the country.
In an atmosphere of protests over the voting procedure abroad, a powerful anti-Ponta movement within the electorate helped Klaus Iohannis win the Romanian presidential election held yesterday (16 November). EURACTIV Romania reports.
Romania has fought hard to discover shale gas that apparently does not exist, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said late yesterday (9 November). But US energy giant Chevron was quick to respond that it had yet to finalise an assessment of the country’s shale gas potential.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta led the first round of Romania's presidential election yesterday (2 November), a step towards a victory that would consolidate his leftist Social Democrat party's hold on power but which raised questions about judicial independence.
On Sunday, Romanian citizens will chose their next President from 14 candidates, many of which have done little, if anything, to promote themselves or their proposals and programs. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Every morning, hundreds of traders pour into a cheap wholesale market in a northern suburb of Bucharest. But if the tax inspector calls, the bustle stops, shutters are quickly pulled down and the place falls silent.
A senior member of Romania's ruling Social Democrats resigned from parliament yesterday (21 October), the speaker of the assembly said, a day after prosecutors said they were investigating him for alleged corruption.